Khachanov similiar to Safin?

#57
one's in the hall of fame with 2 grand slams, world number 1 ranking and others achievements

the other won the paris masters....

he's still young though so maybe his resume will look completely different a decade from now
 
#63
KK is tall and powerful but doesn't move quite as efficiently as Safin. Also, his FH looks too awkward and needs to improve his BH to match Safin's(although his BH motion somewhat reminds me of Safin). I think he can improve his FH by shortening his swing. Such big swing can be a liability when the rallies happens at a high pace. He is big and not a particularly fast player as well.
 
#65
Uh KK is taller but his serve is weaker.
Thats really a good indication that the rest of his game is substantially less aggressive than Safin's.
 
#66
Uh KK is taller but his serve is weaker.
Thats really a good indication that the rest of his game is substantially less aggressive than Safin's.
His mobility looked slower than I remember Safin being. I remember when Safin blitzed Sampras in the US Open final. Wow he was amazing that day.
 
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